Andy Studdert Named HRMAC Leader of the Year

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NES Rentals' Chairman and CEO, Andy Studdert, was named the 2014 Leader of Year by the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) at its premier event, SUMMIT 2014.

The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) today named Andrew P. Studdert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NES Rentals, its 2014 Leader of the Year. The award presentations were held during HRMAC’s premier event, SUMMIT 2014.

The annual Leader of the Year award program honors one Chicago-based business leader who has demonstrated the ability to execute leading-edge human capital practices while realizing business strategy success. Mr. Studdert was selected by the HRMAC Board of Directors for his consistent focus on creating a culture of trust and care for the 1,100 employees of NES Rentals. In addition, he is responsible for leading NES to significantly improved operational and financial performance during his tenure. Mr. Studdert’s platform for leadership throughout his career is based on a culture of safety that leads to engaged employees, high levels of customer satisfaction, operational efficiencies, and improved shareholder value.

“Being named HRMAC Leader of the Year is a wonderful recognition of the great company and team of employees we have become over the past 10 years. I am truly honored by the award,” noted Mr. Studdert.

“Andy Studdert has been instrumental in creating a people-centered work environment that both encourages and inspires the employees while accomplishing critical business strategies,” noted Jeff Bucklew, CHRO, IDEX Corporation and Chair, HRMAC Board of Directors. “He exemplifies all that the Leader of the Year award represents,” he continued.

SUMMIT 2014 is the largest annual gathering of human resources professionals in the Midwest and includes presentations by business and industry thought-leaders, a trade show and special events for various groups. Nearly 800 human resources professionals attended the event, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Since its founding in 1915, HRMAC has been leading the dialogue on workplace strategy, connecting HR leaders with the industry’s best-in-class resources, and growing Chicago area companies and talent. With a membership of over 750 organizations and a network of more than 7,000 HR professionals, HRMAC is the oldest organization of its kind in the country and independent of other local, state or national organizations. The organization will celebrate its Centennial in 2015. For more information on HRMAC, the Awards of Excellence and SUMMIT 2014, please visit our website at    

About NES Rentals
NES Rentals Holdings, Inc. is one of the largest companies in the highly fragmented $34 billion U.S. equipment rental market. Its primary business is the rental of equipment, including aerial lifts and material handling equipment, to industrial and non-residential construction customers. NES Rentals also sells new and used equipment and complementary parts, supplies and merchandise and provides repair and maintenance services. NES Rentals is a leader in establishing industry safety standards and training programs, and it adheres to rigorous standardized equipment maintenance procedures. The company currently operates 77 branches in 27 states in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast, and provided over 600 different classes of equipment to approximately 27,000 customers in 2013. For more information on NES Rentals, visit

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